District 202 event helps prepare students for school in the “new normal”

August 3, 3021                                 
                                                                Tom Hernandez

                                                                 (815) 577-4008

Plainfield – TheDistrict 202 Plainfield Parent Community Network (PPCN) will host a special program to help parents prepare students to go back to school in the “new normal,” from 6:30-8 p.m. August 12, 2021, at Plainfield North High School, 12005 S. 248th Street, Plainfield. 

This free program will help parents talk to their students about returning to school, address anxieties and fears about Covid, get back to normal school routines and develop stamina needed to attend school all day.

The program will start at 6:30 p.m. Community resources will be available at 6 p.m.

Scheduled presenters include clinical therapists Dorothy Kuklinkski and Tammy Tunac, both from Linden Oaks Behavioral Health.

Registration is not required, and walk-ins are welcome. However, childcare will not be available. Presentations will be available in English and Spanish.

***Masks are required for non-vaccinated people and encouraged if you’re vaccinated and would feel more comfortable wearing a mask in a group setting.

District 202 has long recognized the need to support social-emotional learning to help improve and assure students’ academic success.

In recent years, the district has created and implemented ten new programs, services, resources, and professional development to help students address emotional challenges and succeed in and out of the classroom.

Among other initiatives, District 202 hired 20 new social workers district-wide; created anonymous social-emotional learning hotlines; and hosted community programs about suicide prevention and mental health first aid.

District 202 social workers, special education administrators and counselors formed the PPCN in fall 2016 to support parents with common parenting needs. A committee comprising district administrators, principals, counselors, and community members oversees the PPCN.

Professional development credits (CEUs and CPDUs) will be available for teachers and counselors attending this program. 

Please visit for more information about the PPCN including podcasts of past programs.